Description of the project
The ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine has had a direct and highly negative impact on social cohesion, resilience, livelihoods, community security, and the rule of law. Recognizing the need to urgently address reconstruction, economic recovery and peacebuilding needs in areas affected both directly and indirectly by the conflict, in late 2014 the Government of Ukraine requested technical assistance and financial support from the international community to assess priority recovery needs.
UNDP has been active and present in eastern Ukraine for the past decade, prior to the conflict, with a focus on community development, civil society development, and environmental protection. Work on addressing the specific conflict-related development challenges discussed above built on this earlier engagement and established partnerships and started in 2015 through the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (UN RPP), a multi-donor funded framework programme implemented by four United Nations partnering agencies: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
The Programme, which operates on the basis of a pooled funding arrangement, follows a multisectoral programme-based approach and is implemented using an area-based methodology. With the current project, it is a unifying interventions framework for projects funded by 13 international partners: European Union, European Investment Bank, as well as the governments of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and Japan.
The UN RPP was designed to respond to and mitigate the causes and effects of the conflict. It is based on findings of the Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment (RPA) and is aligned to the State Target Programme for Recovery as well as to the two oblasts development strategies up to 2020. The UN RPP involves three pillars for action: 1) restoration of infrastructure and economic recovery; 2) support to local governance and related capacity building; and 3) social resilience and peacebuilding. It is an integral component of the UNDP Country Programme and is therefore fully aligned with the United Nations Partnership Framework (UNPF) It is closely interlinked with the Democratic Governance and Reform Programme, operating nationally and in all of Ukraine’s regions and is consistent with the SDGs, in particular SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong institutions).
As an area-based programme specifically developed for the conflict-affected areas of eastern Ukraine, the UN RPP addresses the key stabilization, peacebuilding, economic and governance priority needs in eastern Ukraine following the start of the conflict. It takes into account the opportunities that have arisen from the Minsk Protocol of September 2014 and the renewal of its cease-fire provisions (the latest cease-fire having been agreed in March 2018) and is also fully adjusted to the humanitarian-development nexus. In 2019 program was reinforced along the Azov Sea coastline, including extension to Zaporizhzhia region.
The Programme’s interventions are grouped under the following key Programme components, which reflect the region’s priority needs:
Component I: Economic Recovery and Restoration of Critical Infrastructure
Component II: Local Governance and Decentralization Reform
Component III: Community Security and Social Cohesion (CSSC).
The important areas of work for UNDP, are promoting inclusive education for children in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and supporting social service providers with necessary equipment. Therefore, in the framework of the agreed action plan for 2020-2021, UNDP is seeking to provide the necessary equipment for two regional STEM centers, up to twenty social service providers in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, as well as territorial departments of Ministry for veterans affairs in Zhytomyr and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts.
Lot 1. Computer and multimedia equipment
Lot 2. STEM equipment
Lot 3. Video studio equipment
Experience and Qualification Requirements / Evaluation method
a) Officially registered company (for Ukrainian companies – should be registered in the territory controlled by the government of Ukraine).
b) At least 2 years of experience in the field of supply of similar products per relevant lot.
c) Minimum 2 recommendation letters from previous customers or copies of contract for provision of similar goods.
The Contract will be awarded to the technically compliant offer with the lowest prices.
1) Delivery of equipment/goods should be accompanied by manufacturer’s warranty certificates. All necessary technical documentation must be provided by the supplier on the day of delivery. The warranty period for all equipment must be not less than 12 (twelve) months. All equipment must have official warranty service in Ukraine.
2) Delivery must be carried out during 60 (calendar) days from the contract signing date.
3) Equipment listed in Lot 2 (except for study materials) must be supplemented with:
– a declaration of compliance with the technical regulations for the safety of low-voltage electrical equipment, valid at the time of submission of the tender offer;
– a declaration of compliance with the technical regulations on electromagnetic compatibility of equipment, valid at the time of submission of the tender offer;
– a declaration of compliance with the technical regulations for the safety of machinery, valid at the time of submission of the tender offer;
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites you to submit a quotation for:
– purchasing of computer equipment and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) equipment for regional STEM centers in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, social services centers in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and territorial units of Ministry for Veteran Affairs in Dnipropetrovsk and Zhytomyr oblasts
Please be guided by the form attached hereto as Annex 2, in preparing your Quotation.
Quotes should be submitted on or before 11:59 AM (Kyiv time) Monday, January 18, 2021 via email ONLY to the address below:
United Nations Development Programme
Additional information and questions: [email protected]
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